Thursday, August 4, 2016
Let's Play, "Name That Coincidence"
"Welcome to another edition of Name That Coincidence. And here from Berkeley, California is our first contestant. Please welcome Hilda Hoople. "
"So tell me, Hilda. What do you do?"
-"I'm a student at UC Berkeley, Bob."
-"And what do you major in?"
-"Gender Studies, Bob."
-"Very interesting. And what do you plan to do after you graduate?"
-"Hell if I know. I may, like, just get my PhD and become a professor."
-"OK, so let's play Name That Coincidence. Here is your first question:"
Which of the below scenarios is a real coincidence?
Scenario number one: A man is flying from Chicago to Australia. He strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to him. After hours of talking about their lives and families, they discover they are long-lost twins separated at birth (What a coincidence!)
Scenario number two: OJ Simpson goes out one night for a burger. After driving through a McDonalds drive thru with his pal, Kato Kaellin, he returns home in his Bronco.The next day he learns that his ex-wife and another man were murdered and that their blood is all over his Bronco, the driveway leading to his house and the inside of the house as well. (What a coincidence!)
Scenario number three: A US plane loaded with 400,000,000 dollars in Swiss Francs and other hard currencies is secretly delivered to the Iranian government. The same day, four Americans held in Iranian jails are released to US custody. (What a coincidence!)
- "Uhhh, can I call a friend?"
-"Who do you want to call?"
-"Uhh, Josh Earnest, the White House press spokesman. He knows all about coincidences."
-"Hey, Josh. This is Hilda, and I'm on Name That Coincidence."
- "I know. I'm watching it."
-"So, like, what do you think the answer is?"
-"Scenario number three. Pure coincidence."
-"Thanks" (click) Let's go with 3, Bob, final answer."
"Gee, I'm sorry, Hilda, but the answer is number one."